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Re: contact address for anti-harassment policies

Having an anti-harassment policy for Debian Sprints, with a contact address for harassment reports (which, I hope, no-one ever has to use!) sounds like an excellent idea.

The only problem I see with "antiharassment@women.d.o" is that if a person faces harassment from someone involved in a Debian Sprint, then unless the harassment is of a specifically misogynistic form, it may be inappropriate to have the @women part in there. E.g. if the harassment is racial, or ageist, or whatever.

If this possibility has already been discussed and adequately handled, please ignore my interjection :)

- spk

On 12 December 2010 19:19, Stefano Zacchiroli <leader@debian.org> wrote:
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I've been asked to declare an anti-harassment policy for Debian Sprints
and I'll be happy to do that. Discussing with the proposers (Lars and
Amaya) the obvious question of "who the contact address should be?" has
naturally arisen.

I propose to have a single contact point for harassment reports, which
we can then refer to from various incarnations of the anti-harassment
policies (e.g. the sprint one, a potentially forthcoming one for
DebConf, etc.).

A reasonable role address which came to my mind is

Amaya has already volunteered to be behind it, although IMHO it would be
nice to have at least 2 people behind it, for redundancy reasons. Of
course they will be in charge of taking reports to the appropriate event
organizers as needed, and with the appropriate confidentiality, tact,

If you like the idea, we only need someone to setup the needed alias and
advertise the link on the Debian Women website. I'll then take care of
mentioning it in the sprint policy.

What do you think?

Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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